Pure Plate Reverb

Pure Plate Reverb


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UA’s renowned plate reverb modeling
in an easy‑to‑use plug-in.

The Pure Plate Reverb plug-in provides UA's revolutionary plate reverb emulation in a simple, affordable package — with all of the essential features. By harnessing the musical, deep, organic sound of this classic effect, Pure Plate Reverb gives you warmth and texture to your sources that only plate reverb can provide.

Now You Can:

Easily add natural depth and shimmer to vocals and instruments

Sculpt with classic plate reverb controls like mechanical damping and input filters

Quickly tweak the perfect reverb tone with Bass and Treble controls

Mix with artist presets from Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), Richard Chycki (Rush, Dream Theater) Chuck Zwicky (Prince, The Time) and more

Take a Listen

Take a Listen
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In this video, learn how to add size weight and dimension to drums and lush richness to guitars and vocals using Pure Plate

 Groundbreaking Reverb Emulation Technology

Groundbreaking Reverb Emulation Technology

The Pure Plate Reverb plug-in was engineered by the modeling experts at Universal Audio to be a no-compromise emulation of this classic effect. By capturing all of the sonic and mechanical nuances of the steel plate, transducers, and dampers, the Pure Plate Reverb plug-in gives vocals, guitars, strings, and synths a lush, satisfying space that gently flatters any source.

Easy to Use

Easy to Use

Whether you’re tracking in realtime using an Apollo interface, or mixing in your DAW, Pure Plate Reverb’s intuitive controls deliver musical results for beginners and pros alike. The ultra-effective Baxandall-type Bass and Treble controls sculpt the timbre of the reverb, while the Low Cut Hz input filters and Pre Delay further season the reverb’s character. Finally, the Balance control lets you place your “space” perfectly in the stereo spectrum. No matter the source, Pure Plate Reverb gives you the rich analog dimension and depth of an old-school plate reverb system.

Watch The Reviews


      Instantly musical and familiar sound of mechanical plate reverb used on records from the ’50s to today

      A one-stop reverb that sounds right on any mix, any source, any genre

      Simple control set, easy to dial in

      Low frequency input filtering, Pre Delay, Decay, two-band shelving EQ, Balance, and Dry/Wet mix

      Includes Artist Presets from Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), Richard Chycki (Rush, Dream Theater) Chuck Zwicky (Prince, The Time) and more

      Customer Reviews

      Pure Plate Reverb

      Overall Rating

      D. Rohde

      January 17, 2021

      If you need Plate, you got it

      Simple but great Sounding Plug In, in case of Plate Reverb you're done when you
      own this Masterpiece

      D. Blues

      January 11, 2021

      Simple and extremely effective.

      When I need a quick reverb, this is what I throw on my bus. Worth the dsp. Not a ton of variation, much like using a real plate, but what's there can help slide it into any mix. I frequently use this when I don't want to spend a bunch of time programming the perfect reverb, but I often end up tweaking it a couple of times and it ends up in my final mix. GG EZ


      January 1, 2021

      Pure Plate reverb

      one of the best reverb plate for the price, hands down and light on DSP.

      J. Poloyannis

      December 30, 2020

      Simple Plate reverb that's light on the DSP

      Great little plate reverb that I really value when I am using my Arrow. It sounds great and light on the DSP.

      A. Orr

      December 22, 2020

      That RCA Studio B Sound

      If you need something a little warmer and bigger than the EMT140, this is a step in that direction. I probably overuse this in my own recordings which speaks to both my lack of talent and this plugins ability to make just about everything sound better. I’ve always admired the Chet Atkins / Elvis / Roy Orbison reverb sound that RCA had back in the 60’s and 70’s. I’ve been in that studio a number of times. I once asked one of the engineers to show me the reverb. He said, “It’s just a plate and a mic stuck up above the ceiling.” Pure Plate!

      M. De Carolis

      December 15, 2020

      Finally the reverb plate perfect

      from many years I was trying the perfect plate reverb, this is the best. simple to use and sound perfect. I will use this forever. I love it.

      N. Wearne

      December 15, 2020


      I love this plugin. I use it all the time and make good use of the panning function. I also like that it isn't DSP hungry.

      One of my must haves.

      N. Rang

      December 14, 2020

      Simple yet effective.


      N. Rang

      December 14, 2020

      Simple yet effective.

      I was fortunate to receive this along with the purchase of my apollo. Slapped it on almost immediately!

      N. Rang

      December 14, 2020

      Simple yet effective.

      I was fortunate to receive this along with the purchase of my apollo. Slapped it on almost immediately!

      D. Yi

      November 30, 2020


      its good

      J. Ott

      November 24, 2020

      I Use it On Everything

      I've been using this plugin on my reverb bus. It sounds great. Subtle to very wet, it all sounds good. No plans to use any other reverbs in the near future.

      S. Lim

      November 24, 2020

      Great plugin for recording

      Light weight and great sounding plugin great for recording !!

      F. Grönlund

      November 22, 2020

      Lush and beautiful sound

      Great sound with an appropriate number of tweakable parameters. With a short decay it goes well on drums.

      M. Capitani

      November 17, 2020

      Sounds superb

      Such a smooth, clean reverb that has a very open spacial sound. I tried this on drums and vocals and compared it with other plate reverbs. The results had me instantly hooked. In fact, the sound is actually pretty addictive and I found myself listening to it on loop for an extended amount of time.

      In particular, this plugin even has a directional parameter so you can pan the reverb left or right, to the opposite of the sound for an interesting panned reverb, stereo effect amongst other flexible settings.

      This should be a standard go-to reverb plugin in every UAD owners tool kit for either short room reverb for drum sounds or long, hall type settings. Excellent reverb plugin.

      L. PATRICK

      November 16, 2020

      Nice Plate

      This reverb is simple, but sounds terrific. I've been using it on all my vocals now.

      P. Manriquez

      November 15, 2020

      Great Reverb

      excellent Plate Reverb

      A. Jordan

      November 15, 2020

      Great when bussed

      I mostly use this on the fly when I’m tracking vocals as it hasn’t failed me yet. It’s easy to use and sounds natural.

      B. Ashdown

      November 11, 2020

      This is lush!

      I recently had to move my studio which meant I lost access to the plate reverb I shared with the other occupants so I thought I'd try this plugin, it really sounds like a plate reverb!

      H. Wagner

      November 4, 2020

      The Plate to go

      Very easy to use and sounds very good. Needs not much DSP power.